First up, ladies:
1.) Suede shoes: Pick your favorite style- booties, pumps, flats, tall boots- but find a pair in a luscious suede or faux-suede finish.
Suede Wedge Booties, Gap, $79.50
Chinese Laundry Women's Nixon, Shoes.com, $59
Bamboo by Journey Women's Platform Rosette Pumps,Overstock, $34.99
2.) A trench-inspired piece: Whether it's a skirt, a dress, or even a traditional jacket, the trench is hot this season. It's a part of the oh-so-popular military trend right now, so get on board!
Trench Dress, Ann Taylor Loft, $98
High Waist Belted Dress, YesStyle, $43.40
Christian Michaels Button Pencil Skirt, 6pm, $79.35
3.) A leather bag in olive: I am dying for bags in this color right now.
Rebecca Minkoff "Devote" Shoulder Bag, Bluefly, $254.99
MiMo "Anita" Handbag, eBags, $120
Fashion Express Distressed Bag, Buckle, $43.20
4.) Quirky tights: whether a fun pattern or a bold color, adorn your legs in fun and funky tights this fall.
Chevron Patterned Tights, Old Navy, $9.50
Diamond Pattern Tights, Jockey, $10
Super Sheer Spiral Tight, American Apparel, $14
5.) RED! Shoes, tops, pants, dresses, jackets- it's all hot if it's a bold red this fall.
Steve Madden Caryssa Pump, Nordstrom, $129.95
Worn Red Turtleneck Dress, Target, $24.99
Lennon Coat by O'Neill, Lulu, $83
And now for the gentlemen:
1.) A great 3-piece suit: Great on its own or broken up and used in a more casual way, the 3-piece suit is not just this seasons trend. It's also a great classic investment piece.
Tessori Milan Pinstripe 3-piece Suit, ShopNBC, $142.99
Jones New York Black Suit, Mens Wearhouse, $499
2.) Corduroy: Nothing says "fall" quite like corduroy. Go for classic, clean shapes like straight or boot-cut pants.
Straight-leg Pants, Old Navy, $29.50
Straight-fit Cords, Banana Republic, $55
Corduroy Blazer, Gap, $88
3.) Lace-up boots: "A dressy version of a hiking boot" is the best description I can come up with.
Aldo Umphrey Boots, Zappos, $150
Fitzwell Carson Leather Boot, Zappos, $92.12
4.) Plaid: Whether flannel or lined in fur, plaid is the "it" print this fall. (That's actually true for both men and women.)
No Retreat Men's Plaid Woven Shirt, Overstock, $13.99
Treemont Plaid Shirt, REI, $49.50
5.) Leather outerwear: An amazing leather jacket is never out of style, but this season, keep an eye out for sleek blazers and motorcycle styles.
French Connection Washed Leather Jacket, 6pm, $280.80
Pentagon Blazer, Undergear, $220
There you have it- my top five must-haves for fall for both men and women. Let me know what you think!